Health officials warn New York parents about respiratory virus EV-D68

September 14, 2014 4:55 AM

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Health officials warn New York parents about respiratory virus EV-D68

The rare virus has spread to New York after infecting nearly 100 people in other states. It’s caught by being in close contact with someone who’s infected or by touching the mouth, eyes or nose after touching a contaminated surface, and symptoms include runny nose, fever, sneezing, coughing and body aches.

State health officials are warning parents to be “extra vigilant” about the rare respiratory virus that has spread to New York after infecting nearly 100 people in other states.

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